Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Wednesday Studio well represented in CHAW adult student show

Art by Wednesday Studio members took two of the top three awards and four honorable mentions at this year’s student show at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. The judge for the show was Sara Caporaletti, a Maryland artist whose work can be found at this website:

All of the art in the show is online at this link: CHAW Adult Student Art Show.

Here is the art from members of the Wednesday Studio, along with the judge’s comments for the awards she gave.

Linda Andreatta: Spring Tulips. Pastel.  Honorable Mention. “This piece’s bright, colorful composition is engaging. The petals are rendered in a way that gives them movement. They appear to be just about to open, and that moment of anticipation is evident.”
Tara Hamilton: Winter Sunset. Watercolor. Honorable Mention. “In this piece, I was drawn to the contrast of dense, empty branches and the shadowed ground. The central ball of sunlight is well rendered and casts a glow that you can almost feel. There is a good sense of balance overall.”
Vince Iannacchione. Talking to His Granddaughters. Tinted charcoal and pastel. Third Place. “This image feels relatable to the times that we live in. Our faces are often illuminated by the white light of technological devices, which is sometimes the only way to connect with those that are far away from us. This piece has a great use of media and an engaging composition as you imagine the stories he tells with the grandchildren.”
Eileen Leahy: My Music Man. Pastel and charcoal pencil on sanded paper.
Wan Lee: Long Prairie Home. Watercolor. Honorable Mention. “This piece’s vibrant colors are reminiscent of a sunny, bright day. There is a good use of perspective and composition overall. The watercolors are well-rendered and defined.”
Martha Pope: Killneck Creek. Pastel.
Carolyn Rondthaler: Lido di Dante. Watercolor.
Lynne Mallonee Schlimm: Allegash River. Watercolor and ink.
Anne Shields: And My Boat Is So Small. Pastel.
Fran Tomlinson: Gazelle. Carbon pencil. Honorable Mention. “This piece has a statuesque quality, the figure commands the space, while also appearing to look ahead or off to another location. The shadow behind the figure contrasts well with the body and creates a softness to pair with the firm features of the face. There is a good use of media to create texture too.”
Marian Wiseman: Korean War Soldier. Watercolor. Second Place. “This piece has a very soft quality created through the use of watercolor. The soldier looking backward draws the viewer in and the shades of grey and brown used give a feeling of coldness, fitting for the subject matter.”

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2 comments on “Wednesday Studio well represented in CHAW adult student show

    December 26, 2021

    Great job!

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  2. Pat Kaufman
    December 28, 2021

    Congratulations to the second and third place winners and the honorable mentions. The art from all the Wednesday Studio members is lovely. Very much enjoyed reading the judge’s comments.


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